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San Diego Padres: Spring Training Wrap up and Season Preview

With Opening Day just several days away, we assess the top stories of San Diego Padres spring training and look forward to regular season play.

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A h

Let’s Check In On The Blashwagon

Here we are, a year after the first round of Jabari Blashmania, largely fueled by me.  Last year we saw Blash hit bombs in Spring Training, capped off by a home run that went about 500 feet in Mexico City at 7,300 foot elevation.  Blash made the Opening Day roster and was promptly kept on…

5 MLB stars who have struggled in spring training

Having a good or bad spring training isn't necessarily a sign of things to come. Spring training is, after all, little more than a tune-up.

Pirates, Reds have some awful Opening Day starting rotations

Baseball is wacky and generally unpredictable, but we can already say that we have a pretty good idea of how things will go for several MLB teams this year.We already know that, barring catastrophic in

Can the Padres’ Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

In Little League, it's extremely common for the best player on the team to be the ace of the pitching staff while also excelling in the field when he's not on the mound. That typically ends as players

Erick Aybar Will Be On Padres’ Opening Day Roster

The Padres will add shortstop Erick Aybar to their roster, per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter). The expectation is that Aybar will be the team's regular at short to open the season.

San Diego Padres: Organizing the Bullpen

How is the bullpen shaping up for the San Diego Padres? We break down the club's relief options as Opening Day approaches.

Former Cards World Series hero Anthony Reyes now a firefighter

Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes enjoyed a relatively short career, playing for two teams from 2005-2009 and compiling a record of 13-26. Now, he has dedicated himself to helping his community stay saf

This (Last) Week in Padres Twitter – 3/27/17

In a new recurring trend, Marver dropped the ball last week AGAIN in getting out the hot, new weekly digest: This Week In Padres Twitter.  It's clear that Marver doesn't recognize the prestige of the weekly Jaggy Award for best tweet of the week.  Hopefully we can all shame Marver into focusing less time on…